The mission of Wild Blue Animal Rescue & Sanctuary is to save the precious lives of cats and kittens who are abandoned, abused, neglected, displaced or surrendered, and to find them permanent homes or provide lifetime sanctuary. On occasion, when we are able, we also help dogs and horses. We are committed to preventing/eliminating euthanasia of treatable and savable animals, so we will only use euthanasia as a last resort for animals suffering severe injuries or illnesses that are causing extreme discomfort and poor quality of life for the animal.
Wild Blue uses a natural approach to our interaction with animals; we believe in working to communicate with our animals in a way that is natural to the animals. In essence, we try to learn their language, rather than only expecting them to learn ours.
At Wild Blue, we believe in developing respect, compassion and leadership in people though caring for God’s creatures. Our volunteer program is based on this tenet. We also hope to lead the animals that come to us through respect and compassion, and then facilitate the help they can give back to people, particularly those with disabilities or emotional conditions. For example, we know that Equine Assisted Therapy can help soldiers returning from the War on Terror cope with PTSD, and we believe that Pet Therapy using cats and dogs can help children with Autism or senior citizens suffering from loneliness. Put simply, it is our ultimate goal to help animals as they help us.
Wild Blue will spay/neuter all animals we take on at our facility. We run spay/neuter and microchip clinics called “Snip and Chip” at nearby Veterinary Hospitals to ensure all our animals are sterilized with high quality care. We also run a Trap-Neuter-Release (TNR) program called “Frontier Ferals” that focuses on caring for feral cats outside our city limits where other programs do not apply or exist
Caring for the Environment
Wild Blue is passionate about caring for the environment. Our operations will always attempt to maintain the natural beauty of our area. Our landscaping, animal areas, and buildings will be natural, clean, and pleasant. We will “go green” to the extent possible with our funding.
Our principal programs include:
(1) providing clean and cage-free sanctuary for animals in Wild Blue care;
(2) providing needed medical care to animals who are in our care, whether in foster homes or the sanctuary;
(3) conducting “Snip and Chip” services to provide low cost spay/neuter/microchip for our animals;
(4) screening, approving, and keeping as many foster homes active as possible for animals who need temporary care and/or socialization;
(5) spaying/neutering all animals who come to Wild Blue;
(6) humanely trapping feral cats in our community for spay/neuter, ear tipping them for identification, and returning them to their home territory whenever possible or providing alternate sanctuary;
(7) micro-chipping at least all WB animals who are adoptable;
(8) maintaining websites to feature our cats and kittens and conducting adoption events to maximize the number of animals who are matched with forever homes;
(9) organizing fund raising efforts to support animal welfare; and
(10) networking with other animal welfare agencies in Colorado Springs and the state in order to maximize services for animals, reduce rates of euthanasia, and minimize human costs.
We hope to share our philosophy of preventing/eliminating euthanasia of treatable and savable animals and efforts throughout our region in an attempt to build a more harmonious and healthy relationship between the people and animals of Colorado.